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Bedridden after an accident down on his luck businessman John Adams finds himself at the mercy of Cloey Jacobs his country bumpkin aide Miserable and jaded John wants little to do with the woman until she mentions an ages old mystery she's been. A wonderfully written novella with well drawn characters and a deceptively simple premise I read Homebound by Jodi McClure PunkLit in two sittings on a rainy morning and was frankly sorry to see the final pageThe downward spiral of John’s life culminates in a terrible motorcycle accident leaving him bed ridden and dependent on others for nearly everything Fresh from divorce he’s lost his big city job and been arrested and sued for beating up his wife’s lover who also stole his best clients — all of which forced him to move back to the small town where he grew up Immobilized and sweating through a Georgia summer in his boyhood bedroom John meets Cloey a young local woman hired by his parents to help nurse the invalid to health Unpretentious and pragmatic Cloey’s simplicity is everything John’s life before the accident wasn’t On top of that she has a small mystery on her hands a trail leading to treasure laid by her grandfather that winds through classic books and John becomes determined to solve it for her I was born and raised in a small population 6000 farm town so I definitely related to the way John’s view of home shifted back and forth between idealized nostalgia — kids playing in the yard across the street — and the harshly unflatteringIt was a world of sparse shacks with peeling paint and rusted metal roofs rotted wood porches barely holding together above crumbling cement bases Half the roads were still unpaved and lined with abandoned farm euipment and there were weeds the size of trees trying to choke off anything still living— McClure Jodi 2012 08 08 Homebound Kindle Locations 1056 1058 Jodi McClure Kindle EditionOh yes I’ve been there and Ms McClure’s simple but evocative prose just nails that swirl of emotion the warm and fuzzy comfort of home suddenly parting like fog to display the cold reality only to have the fog close in again — because we’d rather have our idealized memoriesIt seems like such a simple set up put two people together linked by necessity They’re very different except where they’re alike Give them a common project see what develops Such a story could easily be ruined by heavy handed or unrealistic treatment Not here thank goodness Ms McClure’s touch is deft and assured immersing the reader fully as Cloey and John’s story plays out without a hint of dishonesty I suppose the primary genre of Homebound would be “romance” but don’t let that deter you if its not your cup of tea Great storytelling is always worth checking out and I highly recommend Homebound Madrid in two sittings on a rainy morning and was frankly sorry to see the final pageThe downward spiral of John’s life culminates Das Urantia Buch in a terrible motorcycle accident leaving him bed ridden and dependent on others for nearly everything Fresh from divorce he’s lost his big city job and been arrested and sued for beating up his wife’s lover who also stole his best clients — all of which forced him to move back to the small town where he grew up 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sparse shacks with peeling paint and rusted metal roofs rotted wood porches barely holding together above crumbling cement bases Half the roads were still unpaved and lined with abandoned farm euipment and there were weeds the size of trees trying to choke off anything still living— McClure Jodi 2012 08 08 Homebound Kindle Locations 1056 1058 Jodi McClure Kindle EditionOh yes I’ve been there and Ms McClure’s simple but evocative prose just nails that swirl of emotion the warm and fuzzy comfort of home suddenly parting like fog to display the cold reality only to have the fog close The Love Child's Mother in again — because we’d rather have our Shrouded Memory idealized memoriesIt seems like such a simple set up put two people together linked by necessity They’re very different except where they’re alike Give them a common project see what develops Such a story could easily be ruined by heavy handed or unrealistic treatment Not here thank goodness Ms McClure’s touch The Gypsy's Song 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Unable to solveIntrigued John grows determined to unravel the puzzle himself assisting the barely literate woman in following a string of clues hidden in classic books As the pair grow closer to an answer they also grow closer to each other help. I came across this book and took a look at it even though this is not normally the typ of thing I go for then something funny happened; I fell through the page and got lost in the story The story is told in the first person and my initial reaction to the narrator was to dismiss him as someone a bit too shallow to empathize with but something was lurking under the surface that made me stay with the guy and travel across his emotional landscape with him From his frustration with his medical condition and self pity for his recent path I began to experience his nostalgic emotional awakening and the catharsis he enjoyed as he woke up to the heady realm of new love and second chances PS I read it in one sittingJR Author of Possible Twenty and Down and Out in ManhattanDown Out in Manhattan a New York TalePossible Twenty a Gangster Tale Tommy Gallagher The Cliterate Male: a Primer on Pleasuring Women (Good in Bed Guides) in following a string of clues hidden Pie: A Global History in classic books As the pair grow closer to an answer they also grow closer to each other help. I came across this book and took a look at Les décisions absurdes : Sociologie des erreurs radicales et persistantes it even though this Needful is not normally the typ of thing I go for then something funny happened; I fell through the page and got lost Gemini in the story The story Mirrored Heavens is told A Drop Around the World in the first person and my Holiness initial reaction to the narrator was to dismiss him as someone a bit too shallow to empathize with but something was lurking under the surface that made me stay with the guy and travel across his emotional landscape with him From his frustration with his medical condition and self pity for his recent path I began to experience his nostalgic emotional awakening and the catharsis he enjoyed as he woke up to the heady realm of new love and second chances PS I read Step by Step it Oswald Mathias Ungers in one sittingJR Author of Possible Twenty and Down and Out Afghan Guerrilla Warfare: In the Words of the Mjuahideen Fighters (Zenith Military Classics) in ManhattanDown Out Pontius Pilate, Saint Ronan of Brittany, Th�ophile: Three Plays in Verse (Classic Reprint) in Manhattan a New York TalePossible Twenty a Gangster Tale Tommy Gallagher

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Ing to pave John's path to recovery with compassion redemption and loveWriter of the Science Fiction serial drama 'Swing Zone' Author Jodi McClure jumps genre to explore the healing strength of love in this adorable old fashioned southern charme. John's life has definitely hit a low point His marriage has ended He has lost his job He has had to move back in with his parents in his old hometown Now he has had an accident which will have him bedridden for weeks His parents have hired a girl to help him but John doesn't want anything to do with her He sees Cloey as a bumpkin But when she tells him of a mystery revolving around her grandfather and a mysterious inheritance John is intrigued The clues are hidden in classic stories which Cloey and John read while he recuperate But clues just lead to cluesThis was a great story not necessarily because of the mystery The real treat was in seeing John realizing that everything that he thought was making his life so great was not so important in the long run As he loses his attitude and becomes less of a jerk he grows to realize that some of the simpler joys of life can have meaning than so called success and wealthAs I was reading this story I could not help but remember the movie called Doc Hollywood While these two stories may not have a lot in common in a lot of ways they have a lot in common in other waysThis is a sweet story that will bring a smile to your face and a glow to your heart